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Lake Oroville
Oroville, Dam, Spillway

Engineers Have Known For Decades That Oroville’s Backup Spillway Would Fail

Engineers have known for years that if water ever spilled onto Lake Oroville’s unpaved auxiliary spillway, it would cause serious erosion, possibly compromising the earthen structure that holds back the reservoir and threatening communities downstream.

February 14, 2017